Tropical Storm Ana Swell in PR 2021

Tuesday 5/25 7am Report below…

Crazy satellite. Big loop in the GOMEX, spinner Ana in the ATL.

Action cams tend to make small waves look tiny. This one is waist high I swear πŸ™‚
photo: M-Dub.

Rainy season started early and everything is green and lush.

The high is capping over the GOMEX while lows track slowly across the ATL. This will be the pattern for a bit.

Monday in PR, the left at Domes.

Tropical Storm Anna swell in Rincon, PR. 5/24/21 photos: M-Dub:

Brandon Lopez sets it up on the left at Domes.

Hitting it!

Chikako on a nice right at Marias.


Marias has had good form.

Nice left!!!


Chica nueva.


NW PR Surf Report: I surfed Indy until I couldn’t paddle anymore then drove around and shot these photos to document the swell. So cool to get a tropical swell so early. It’s been a really good May, waves every day. I hope we don’t get hit by a hurricane later in the summer but the season looks active and if the gulf got it last year will the gulf get it again or will the Caribbean. Stay safe, have a plan, get ready now, we are… June 1st is coming…

37 thoughts on “Tropical Storm Ana Swell in PR 2021

  1. Rob

    Aaaaaand …. now that May is basically here – now we can talk about the flat spell that’s to come. I wasn’t able to surf much at all, but March and April produced pretty nice. Definitely a good two months of surf west side.

  2. Pat

    Definitely the weakest home stretch of winter so far but what about a nice front next weekend? Last 2 months was ehh but right now next weekends forecast looks better than anything iv seen in months, but it probably wont happen πŸ˜‰ We havent had enough massive victory at sea swells this winter. Wouldve loved to have had a few of them each month where its bombing onshore winds all day and super drifty head high wedgaroonies. Maybe this weak winter could mean another strong summer.

  3. Pat

    Could be a bump everyday next week monday night – saturday morning. Best conditions could be from a small coldfront forecasted thursday and friday. If it comes as predicted, then prepare for it to be the last one till next Winter. But if it not then summer is already officially here. Flat spells and highs of 90. The only plus is the water temp is below 80 with this last small south swell, then thats it. Time to head east.

  4. Fuggin

    I had a pretty good time this am. I saw
    098 2ft@7 and almost snoozed it but decided to check 097 and it was/is showing significantly more size around 4ft@7 so I hit it and I’m glad I did. My only regret is I didn’t take my shortboard because it was a waist-stomach shorepound session with dredging lil closeout barrels. Only me and 2 tourists on boogers getting slammed. A good way to start the day πŸ€™

  5. hd

    i surfed right as the second high tide started incoming and found a few fun ones and saw several others but it was tricky to stay in the right spot and the chop and tide took over after a couple hours. sandbars in good shape though. hot as piss out…

  6. Fuggin

    Got the goods this morning at a popular Manatee county spot. Waist-chest sets, long lefts, fast open rights and most importantly not crowded. It was really fun, this has been an overachiever for a lil southy for me. I’m hoping for a quick sesh again tomorrow before work, don’t snooze it πŸ€™

  7. admin Post author

    great reports guys- let us know if you surfed today again, thx!!! My report- Tuesday was so good here- waist to chest with shoulder high sets and breaking really good then I went on Wednesday am to get the leftovers but it was tiny I should have been on a big board, caught one fun left and left, that was it, just about summer down here in PR. We went from a super windy drought to super wet. We’ve had about 8-10 inches of rain in the last week to 10 days. Everything is green and lush and the WX is awesome, not hot- just great with E trades making it feel so nice out- we are locked in this pattern 70% rain chance today and even more rain on Sunday as a tropical wave passes us. Clear, cool and beautiful and no Sahara dust yet.

  8. Fuggin

    The was swell in the water this am but the beach I checked has red tide warnings everywhere and the water looks very poopy. No dead fish just poopy algae and stink. Hopefully it’ll go away soon and not get as bad as years past 🀞

  9. Ericito

    Been a really good week. Just graduated with my ass in ed. Hoping we had waves and we did! Ive surfed every day, couple times a day, 5 days in a row i think! I’m looking at the live winds and see a good NW up in the panhandle pointed at us! Got my fingers crossed for tomorrow chewwww

  10. admin Post author

    thanks for the report Eric, glad you got a bunch of waves last week. How’s the water quality guys? any signs of red tide? I hope not…

  11. Fuggin

    I surfed a few different areas last week from N Manatee down to Nokomis. Water has been spotty, clumps of algae floating around and not quite as clear as it should be this time of year. No definitive red tide so far but I think the algae has to persist and use up all the oxygen for a while then red tide sets in. I took the paddleboard out today in New Pass and got into some jacks, snook, and ladyfish….saw plenty of baitfish/fry and a couple dolphins & manatees so thats a good sign.

  12. hd

    ill take flat spells over tropical threats all summer. peninsular fl is slowly becoming a desert, btw. hashtag drought hashtag climate change hashtag louisiana panhandle tx and midatlantic central america all screwed

  13. admin Post author

    hd I agree with you esp down here in the islands… Id rather it be flat than destroyed, that being said (and I 100% believe climate change is happening) Florida has always cycled between drought and flood, heat wave/cold snap- nature of Florida for sure but Centro is taking it really bad esp on the edges of the rain forests the drought there is semi permanent(see el salvador)

    I just finished reading ‘A land Remembered’ I hadnt read it in 10 years- crazy and it was based on real events and real climatollogy, check it out for sure… Every person in Florida should have to read that book esp the developers from the northern states, wishful thinking…

  14. admin Post author

    Question: I have not been on SR-192 in 12 years. How is it east of St Cloud? did it get all built up? Where’s your favorite area to see Old Florida?

    I may be back for a visit this summer, thanks…

  15. Nelson

    The Suwannee river area would have to be my favorite old Florida area but then again all the springs seem to be located in beautiful areas. If you haven’t taken your family to Kelly Park it is one of the most fun, that’s my sales pitch.
    Totally agree less swell means less destruction, I’m all in and will substitute with some fishing.

  16. ericito

    hit the beach with the grom yesterday afternoon to suprised at a little rideable wave. i even caught a few my self! tide was perfect around mid afternoon but kinda got funky with the wind too shortly after we took a break. it was a good surprise though for sure! fun, clean, and long little waves!

  17. hd

    ^ paving paradise, saving florida, osborne’s indian river lagoon, ditch of dreams, bulldozer in the countryside, land into water water into land, swamp peddlers i think its called coming out soon.

  18. Fuggin

    I was fishing around LB Pass yesterday afternoon and saw some guys catching rides. It looked kinda fun, at least thigh high little grinders wrapping in from the hard south winds. Putting the log in the truck today just in case πŸ€™

  19. Fuggin

    50yd+ 1footers on the LB this am, heading to work cheesing hard πŸ˜πŸ€™πŸ€˜

  20. Rob

    Micah – SR 192 developed a lot but there’s still tons of unspoiled “old Florida” on that stretch. The biggest change that happened (and is still happening) is that some developers came in and capitalized on building a town that’s called “Harmony”. It comes complete with a little grocery store, a gas station, strip plaza, and it’s very own schools.

    The same developers have purchased nearby land to develop a Harmony retirement community that has yet to be built. That stretch is now ALL multilane highway. Long gone are the days where that stretch was just a two lane white knuckle drive connecting Kissimmee to Melbourne with trucks zipping past you in the opposite direction so fast that the boards would barely be hanging to the roof of your car. It used to be soooo sketchy … LOL

  21. admin Post author

    Thanks for the updates guys, Great report Rob… thx… Me and Bat used to examine and count the roadkill on 192 back in the 80’s until we were nauseous- yeah the trucks were crazy- me and TC saw one jack-knife in front of us real time, so surreal… Anybody remember Sip N Dip? Harmony will be the next ‘Villages’ why is that now a show yet? maybe it is :O

  22. Chris b

    Surfed NSB yesterday afternoon when tide came in. it was going off! Today looked real good

  23. DW

    Playlinda was very good today 9 to noon today and the waves well worth the horrible drive in I-4 traffic. Size enuff to give a gulfster the gitters after months on knee hi surf . Haha πŸ™‚

  24. DW

    Monday was def worth taking a vacation day to score some long-period head high surf! Anymore the Fla traffic is just terrible and getting worse by the day. Signs of things to come.

    Warning – political rant . Our elected leaders continue to thwart the will of the voters and press for continued development. Central Fla desperately needs road improvements in the I-4 corridor but they instead push for toll roads to nowhere to benefit rich landowners/developers, examples being the extension of the Suncoast Pkwy. to the GA line and a toll road from Polk Cty to the Glades…right through the habitat of the last few Fla panthers…didn’t pass this session but nice try guys!

  25. Chris b

    Hopefully they leave HWY 44 alone looking to get some property so we can have best of all worlds hunt fish and surf

  26. DW

    Yep, still signs for hunting leases off 44 and it was four laned from I-4 to NSB years back. Same as the other old 2 lanes roads to the EC: 44, 50, “Bloody”520, 192…maybe 46 to Mims is still 2 lane?
    “the road to Hell is PAVED with good intentions.”

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